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Definition of the National Archives and Records Administration from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the National Archives and Records Administration

 
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the US government agency that is responsible for the country's official collection of historical records, documents, papers, films, maps, etc. They include the original Declaration of Independence, the American Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The National Archives Building is in Washington, DC, on Constitution Avenue.